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 A Mississippi Summit to Remember
 More than 350 attendees, an overflowing exhibit hall and networking as it was intended to be... that’s a brief description of this year’s Damage Prevention Summit.
Workshops this year were at capacity and sessions were full. The topics this year were for the most part determined by attendees from years past who’ve suggested topics most relevant to
them. Much of the event this year
dealt with enforcement issues, asking the enforcement board questions directly, how to properly fill out AVRs for alleged violators and a follow-
up session based on the Mississippi Damage Prevention Committee (MDPC) meetings held across the state this year to determine what, if any, proposed changes to current law should be made and then are we ready to take them to the next legislative session.
The Damage Prevention Summit team wishes to thank the Department of Health and the Public Service Commission for recognizing the value of the topics offered through the Summit and issuing credit hours for
their respective operators.
The Summit in Mississippi continues to attract new sponsors and exhibitors and this year was no exception. This year’s sponsors included Platinum Mississippi 811 and Progressive Partnering; Gold ACTS Now, Inc. and USIC, LLC; Silver Kinder Morgan and Rust-Oleum; Bronze Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC, Badger Daylighting, CenterPoint Energy, Hartee Natural Gas Storage, KorTerra, Paradigm, Urbint, Utility Training Academy, Vector Force Development and Vermeer MidSouth. The Drink Sponsor for all of the Damage Prevention Summits held across the country is Locate Point.
This year’s exhibitor list included 4iQ Solutions, 811 Magazines, Badger Daylighting, Benchmark Subsurface Utility Services, CenterPoint Energy, Columbia Southern University, Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC, Ditch Witch Mid-South, EGW / Vivax-Metrotech, Green Equipment Company, Gulf Atlantic Supply, Heath Consultants, HydroExcavators, Kinder Morgan, KorTerra, Miller Pipeline, Mississippi 811, Navigation
Electronics, Inc, Paradigm, PHMSA, Project Resources Group, Red Bud Supply, Rust-Oleum, T. Baker Smith, LLC, Talygen, Traxplus, Tri-State Utility Contractors, Inc, TRUVAC, United Systems and Software, USIC, Utility Training Academy, Vector Force Development, Vermeer MidSouth, Vulcan Utility Signs and Williams Energy.
Mississippi 811 and the Damage Prevention Summit team appreciate your sponsorship and willingness to exhibit at this premiere event. This is the one show annually that brings all stakeholders together to discuss better ways of working together to drive damages down in Mississippi. Progress is being made and by sponsoring and exhibiting you help make it possible. Let us know how we can make this event even better for you.
Thanks again to all who participated in this year’s Summit. We hope to see you next year back in Biloxi for the 2023 Damage Prevention Summit to see what progress has been made as a result of your efforts this year!
Mississippi Summit’s attendees were amazing and took networking to an entirely different level!
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